On this day: May 8

Published On: May 07 2013 03:31:45 PM CDT   Updated On: May 08 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first Westminster dog show takes place, Coca-Cola is sold for the first time, the Beatles release their final album, and the Soviet Union announces a boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics, all on this day.

OTD May 8 - Ricky Nelson
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1940: Singer-songwriter and actor Ricky Nelson, who started out on his family's TV show, "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," and became a teen idol, is born in Teaneck, New Jersey. Nelson is known for songs such as "Poor Little Fool," "Travelin' Man" and "Hello Mary Lou" and also starred in the 1959 western "Rio Bravo" opposite John Wayne and Dean Martin. He died in an airplane crash on Dec. 31, 1985.

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